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Sailors' SPL title triumph could usher in new era for the sport in Singapore

The Sailors are undoubtedly the big fish in a small pond now, pushed by Albirex and a self-sufficient Hougang United, who have overcome initial upheaval to become a rising force. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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SINGAPORE - Finally, after six seasons of foreign domination, a local club have won the Singapore Premier League (SPL).

In doing so on Sunday (Oct 10), the Lion City Sailors have not just restored local pride, but also taken the first steps in reinvigorating Singapore football as fans make their way back to stadiums and some even perch themselves atop multi-storey car parks to watch games, albeit in the Covid-19 era when capacity is limited to 1,000 spectators.

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